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The Ex-Mexican Wives Club: A Memoir

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HEARTBROKEN AND DRIFTING, alone and broke, Arleen Williams landed in Mexico City in 1979. There she built an illegal teaching career, international friendships, and later a marriage. Then, this invented life collapsed under the weight of family tragedy.

Back in Seattle, Williams spent decades banishing her memories of those years in Mexico, intent on being a normal wife
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Published October 18th 2019
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Kay
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
A heart-moving book of ex-pat female friendships (in Mexico) via shared odysseys, struggles, and some successes, and a deep look into the gears of people's lives--great sense of connection with others and their stories rather than navel-gazing memoir! I found listening to Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mountains of Mexico" was perfect while reading this! Last stanza!!
Pamela
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a mid-book review. I am into the story of this memoir. I am into the writing. I feel as if I am looking into the workings of the writer's mind as she works to understand this aspect of human existence--how people change over time. How was she this person who lived in Mexico for years, and who now lives in Seattle with a life so very different? Compelling. It is also taking an unusual route into looking at self through friendships, and becomes a paen to friendship, and these particular ...more
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Arleen Williams is a Seattle novelist, memoirist, and co-author of a dozen short books in easy English for adults. She teaches English as a Second Language at South Seattle College and has worked with immigrants and refugees for over three decades. To learn more, please visit www.arleenwilliams.com and www.notalkingdogspress.com.

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